Men's Soccer Weekly Notes, Aug. 28
University Park awaits the Dukes for their first regular-season home
game Friday against St. Bonaventure.
Coach: Tom Martin, 27th JMU season, 334-141-50;
36th career season, 453-176-60
This Season: 0-2-0 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association
JMU Last Season (2011): 13-5-2 overall;
8-3-0 (1st place) CAA; CAA Tournament semifinalist; NCAA Tournament Round of 16
JMU dropped two 1-0 games in the Hokie
Invitational at Virginia Tech, losing to Richmond on Aug. 24 and to Southern
Illinois Edwardsville on Aug. 26.
JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational Tournament
Friday, Aug. 29 and
Sunday, Sept. 2
Aug. 29, Virginia Tech (Home) vs. Temple
(Visitor), 5 p.m.
vs. St. Bonaventure, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2, Virginia Tech (Home) vs. St.
Bonaventure (Visitor), noon
vs. Temple, 2:30 p.m.
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Home Game at University Park: The
JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational Tournament marks the first
regular-season game for the Dukes' men's soccer team at the new University Park.
University Park, the new home for
the JMU soccer programs for the 2012 fall season, is an 85-acre facility that includes a fully-lighted, irrigated
soccer/lacrosse competition field, with a Patriot Bermuda grass surface.
facility, located at the corner of Port Republic Road and Neff Avenue, includes
spectator seating for 1,500, a press box, a sound system and an LED scoreboard.
to the competition field are two fully-lighted practice fields, one with an
irrigated Patriot Bermuda grass surface and the other with a synthetic surface
that is an Astroturf MT product.
Scouting St. Bonaventure:
The Bonnies lost their season-opening game 3-0 at Bowling Green on Aug
25 and play at Buffalo on Aug. 28 before facing the Dukes. St. Bonaventure, a member of the Atlantic 10
Conference, has been picked to finish 15th in the 16-team league.
Series vs. St. Bonaventure: JMU
has won all three previous meetings.
JMU vs. St. Bonaventure All-Time
JMU leads the series 3-0-0.
Date, Result, Score, Site
9/1/90, W, 3-0
9/10/94, W, 10-1
9/9/10, W, 5-0
Temple: The Owls open their
season in the JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational. Temple, in its
last season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference (before moving to the Big
East in 2013), has been picked to finish 11th in the 16-team league.
Series with Temple: The series is tied 1-1, but the teams
last met 12 years ago.
JMU vs. Temple All-Time
Series is tied 1-1-0.
Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason
11/19/77, L, 1-5
, Neutral, ECAC
Southern Div. Tournament, Annapolis, Md.
9/1/02, W, 1-0
0-2 Start Rare for Dukes Under Martin: Coach Tom
Martin is in his 27th season at JMU, and only two times previously have his
teams lost their first two games of the season.
JMU's 2001 NCAA Tournament team and the 2008 team both started their
seasons with 0-2 records.
Three Opponents Projected for NCAA
Field: Three JMU opponents are
projected to be among the 48 teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament field, according
to the website TopDrawerSoccer.com. The weekly rankings are a running attempt to
project the postseason NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including every automatic
conference berth. The Week
2 rankings were released Aug. 28.
JMU opponents on the list include:
#1 North Carolina (Sept. 11)
#15 Georgetown (Sept. 25)
#26 Old Dominion (Oct. 3)
More Honors for Wyatt: Senior midfielder/forward Paul Wyatt
is among 25th athletes named to Soccer
America's prestigious preseason All-America Team. He's the first player in JMU history to be
selected to the preseason team by the publication.
Wyatt is also ranked number 14 on a
list of the top 100 college underclassmen in the
country by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Earlier, Wyatt was named to the
College Sports Madness preseason All-America Team and was selected the CAA's preseason
co-Player of the Year.
Is Winningest Active Coach:
Dukes' head coach Tom Martin
is the winningest active coach in NCAA Division I soccer. In his 36th career season, he has a career
record of 453-176-60. His record in 27
JMU seasons is 334-141-50.
Virginia Tech Connection: JMU and Virginia Tech won't play each other this season, but both teams
play two early-season matches on the other team's home field.
JMU opened its season Aug. 24 and 26
at Tech's Hokie Invitational Tournament, and this week the Hokies travel to
Harrisonburg to compete in the JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational
Tournament (Aug. 31, Sept. 2).
Tech and JMU have some connections
on the soccer field, as fourth-year Tech head coach Mike Brizendine and
fourth-year Hokies assistant coach Patrick McSorley are both former
Dukes' soccer players, and McSorley was associate head coach at JMU before
heading to Virginia Tech in 2009.
Brizendine (JMU '99), who played for
JMU from 1995-98, also formerly coached at nearby Division III Bridgewater
College (assistant coach 2000, head coach 2001-03), where he was selected Old
Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2003. At JMU he earned all-region and All-CAA
honors as a senior, and he currently ranks tied fifth on the Dukes' career
goals list (38) and eighth in points (90). His wife, the former Lucy Draper, is a
Harrisonburg High School graduate.
McSorley (JMU '96), who was on the
Dukes' coaching staff from 2003-09, earned All-America honors for JMU as a
senior in 1995. He played on four NCAA
Tournament teams, including the 1994 and 1995 NCAA quarterfinalist teams, and
three CAA champion squads (1992, 93, 94). McSorley, who still holds JMU career
records of 42 goals and 103 points, was inducted into the JMU Athletics Hall of
Fame in 2010. He is married to the
former Bridget Brugger, a former assistant director of sports medicine at JMU.
Home Unbeaten Streak at 11: JMU did not lose at home last season, and the Dukes
take an 11-game (10-0-1) home unbeaten streak into their Aug. 31 game vs. St.
That's the longest home
unbeaten streak for the program since JMU set a school record with 14 games
without a loss (13-0-1), spanning the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
On four occasions in school history
JMU teams have gone 12 or more games without a loss.
Longest JMU Home Unbeaten Streaks
14 (13-0-1), 2003-04
13 (11-0-2), 1997-98
13 (11-0-2), 1988-89
12 (11-0-1), 1972-74
11 (10-0-1), 2011
11 (9-0-2), 1988
10 (9-0-1), 1989-90
9 (7-0-2), 2006
JMU Week by Week in the National
Highest rank of season in bold
Preseason: nr Soccer
America | votes College Soccer News | #19 NSCAA poll
Aug. 27: nr Soccer
America | nr College Soccer News
| votes NSCAA poll
CAA Teams, Highest National Rank in
Delaware, votes (College Soccer
Georgia State, votes (NSCAA Aug. 28)
Old Dominion, 11th (Soccer America Aug.
JMU opponents (North Carolina, Old Dominion, Georgetown, SIU Edwardsville,
Georgia State) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls (NSCAA,
Soccer America, College Soccer News).
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Aug. 27/28)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
SIU Edwardsville, Aug. 26,
neutral (L 0-1), votes | nr| nr
North Carolina, Sept. 11, home, 1 | 6 | 1
Georgetown, Sept. 25, home, 21| nr | 27
Old Dominion, Oct. 3, away, 19 | 11| 13
Georgia State, Oct. 28, home, votes | nr| nr
America | College Soccer News
In the Region: Three CAA members are ranked or receiving votes
in the Aug. 28 South
Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).
Ranked are Old Dominion (#3), Georgia State (#8) and Hofstra (#10).
Other JMU opponents ranked in region
polls include North Carolina (#1 in
South), Georgetown (#2 in
Northeast), Loyola (#3 in North
Atlantic), Virginia Commonwealth
(tied #4 in Mid-Atlantic) and Richmond
(#9 in Mid-Atlantic).